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Learning from Aortic Valve Repair: An Interview with Hans-Joachim Schäfers

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

At the 2023 EACTS Annual Meeting, CTSNet Editor in Chief Joel Dunning and CTSNet senior editors set out to interview the most knowledgeable CT surgeons from around the world. Stay tuned for more interviews from the meeting.

Editor in chief Dr. Joel Dunning spoke with Prof. Hans-Joachim Schäfers about his career as an expert surgeon in aortic repair and the Ross procedure. They also discuss the nuances of the Ross procedure in pediatric versus adult patients and the future of aortic surgery.

Prof. Schäfers is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Saarland University Medical Center in Homburg, Germany. He also runs Cardiac Research and Education Saar GmbH, a website with resources on aortic repair.


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